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DODGE DAKOTA BRAKE LIGHTS PROBLEM

2002 Dodge Dakota • 60,000 miles

Truck stuck in park for last 3 days. Any ideas?
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Beachbum1971
November 29, 2012.



Check to see if your shift ineterlock is not working. Check fuses underhood.

Hmac300
Nov 29, 2012.
The shift interlock operates on the same circuit as the brake lights so the first thing you want to do is to make sure the brake lights are working when this problem is present. If the brake lights are working, that proves the circuit is good up to that point, then you'll have to get to the solenoid in the console. Disassemble as much as you have to to access the solenoid near the shifting mechanism. Us a 12v test light to test for power coming and going at the solenoid when the brake is applied. If power is arriving and switching and the solenoid is not triggering, the solenoid is bad and will have to be replaced.

Wrenchtech
Nov 29, 2012.